It’s worth checking your pockets and wallets after a 50p coin sold for 5,000 times its face value on eBay by a seller in Pershore, Worcestershire.

The coin, a 50p with King Charles’ portrait on, sold for £2,500 and the coins are the second 50ps to enter circulation bearing Charles’ official coin portrait.

The first were the memorial 50 pences, which entered circulation in December 2022, marking the transition from the late Queen to the King.

All 50p coins entering circulation will feature the King’s uncrowned portrait, the Royal Mint said, differing from the commemorative coronation coins that were unveiled earlier this year.

Chester and District Standard: The 50p coin sold for £2,500 on eBayThe 50p coin sold for £2,500 on eBay (Image: eBay)

The reverse (tails) design of the new 50p, created by Royal Mint coin designer Natasha Jenkins, features Westminster Abbey.

At the centre of the design is the King’s official cypher, representing him at Westminster Abbey being crowned King.

The obverse (heads) of the 50p features the King’s official coin portrait which was unveiled in September 2022 and is designed by sculptor Martin Jennings, as well as being personally approved by the King.

Chester and District Standard: The reverse (tails) design of the new 50p features Westminster AbbeyThe reverse (tails) design of the new 50p features Westminster Abbey (Image: eBay)

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